Posted 5:51 PM 3/11/2013
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Posted 9:29 PM 3/7/2013
March 7, 2013 -- A 15-year analysis of death trends in the U.S. surprised health researchers by revealing a widespread increase in premature deaths among women, especially in the Western and Southern regions of the nation.
"We ... were actually shocked to see that female [death] rates were worsening in more than 42 percent of counties," says researcher David Kindig, MD, PhD, professor emeritus of population health sciences at the University of Wisconsin (More)
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Posted 8:39 PM 2/20/2013
Feb. 20, 2013 -- More American women are aware of their risk for heart disease than ever before, but huge gaps in knowledge still remain.
A new survey shows that the number of women who know that heart disease is their leading cause of death has nearly doubled since 1997: from 30% in 1997 to 56% today.
Posted 8:24 PM 2/5/2013
Posted 6:12 PM 2/5/2013
Feb. 5, 2012 -- Today's baby boomers may live longer than their parents, but they are less healthy overall, a new study finds.
"U.S. baby boomers have higher rates of chronic disease, more disability, and lower self-rated health than members of the previous generation at the same age," write the authors of the study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Posted 3:36 AM 11/7/2012
President Barack Obama's victory in Tuesday's election ensures that the health reform law, the signature accomplishment of his first term, will move forward.
Throughout the campaign, Gov. Mitt Romney vowed to repeal and replace the law if he became president.
The law, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will for the first time guarantee that all Americans have access to health insurance starting in 2014.
Posted 9:37 PM 3/21/2012
March 21, 2012 (San Diego) -- Many women and men struggle with excess body hair on the face or other areas of the body. But beyond being sometimes just unsightly, it can also sometimes be unhealthy.
Posted 4:49 PM 3/19/2012
March 19, 2012 (San Diego) -- A woman's hands can give away her age, but a new technique may turn back the clock -- and the hands of time.
In a small study, researchers used radiofrequency -- delivering energy in the form of heat -- and found it visibly improved the appearance of women's hands after three treatments.